This article aims to discuss American and Afghani diplomatic relations that started in the 20th century officially. Although in the 19th century there was a documented American visitor who went to Afghanistan and became known as the Prince of Ghor, a Quaker named Josiah Harlan. Could he with his fame upon returning from the East in 1842 cause there to be a fascination and an interest in Afghanistan? Afghanistan played an important role during the Cold War era and the White House has welcomed representatives and the royal officials of Afghanistan over the years. There was such a time as diplomacy between the two countries before the September 11 terror attacks.
John Carpenter's They Live touched on a lot of significant topics at the time of its release. However, after thirty years since its release it is still a relevant film because the role of information in spreading propaganda is an even larger problem now. Especially with involvement by the corporate owned media and CIA influence.
*This was a part of an essay where I was asked to choose a monument or place of American historical significance. There were a series of questions but I chose to focus on its meaning in the past and present. Most importantly how although it is called the Four Freedoms, its location is ironic* Franklin... Continue Reading →
World War II was one of the largest and bloodiest conflicts in history. Significant battles, personalities, massacres and everything that fueled it changed the world forever. Many acts of violence took place that have not made a historical text or a memorial of some sort. These horrors inspired the formation of the United Nations. Specifically... Continue Reading →
History has been around all of us our entire lives. I so happen to have acknowledged that at a very young. It was not just about me being good at memorizing personas, ideologies, battles, or even geography but it is deeper. It has supplemented those of us with an understanding of current events and our... Continue Reading →
Moses in the Judeo-Christian tradition had been given many titles but is not seen as the original father of history. Although in Western tradition Herodotus from the classical Greek period is called the father of history, this website aims to contest that. This claim is provocative and different as is the content of the website.... Continue Reading →